Greek Coins. Velia.
Nomos circa 300-280, AR 7.07 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Corinthian helmet; the bowl decorated with prancing quadriga to r. and the base inscribed with ΦIΛIΣTΩNOΣ. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion crouching l., holding a spear in its jaws; above, Nike flying l., holding a torch (?) in r. hand – Φ, above exergual line, waves. SNG Ashmolean 1314 (these dies). SNG ANS 1358 (these dies). Williams 407. Historia Numorum Italy 1303.
Rare. Old cabinet tone, a minor die-break on reverse, otherwise good very fine
Ex Helios sale 6, 2011, 12.
|Price realized||2'500 CHF 14 bids|
|Starting price||800 CHF|